New Pump Laser Provides More than 1 kW of Pump Power

Avensys Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Avensys Corporation today announced that its R&D partner, ITF Laboratories Inc. (ITF Labs) has successfully passed all the Telecordia GR-1221-CORE qualification requirements and therefore added another key product to its high power end-coupled fiber combiner family.

The end-coupled fiber-based combiners have successfully passed all the Telcordia GR-1221-CORE qualification requirements; they also successfully passed what are believed to be the world's most demanding power handling tests for a pump combiner. The Telcordia standard, derives from Telcordia Technologies (formerly Bellcore Labs), and is an industry standard set to ensure the reliability for passive optical components. Telcordia is the main standard officially adopted by different specialized committees and issued through registered Bellcore's Generic Requirements (GR) document.

The ITF Combiners provide a cost-efficient way to increase laser power by combining more than 1 kW of pump power in a single combiner. By using an all- fiber design, the input power always remains in the fiber, resulting in low insertion loss, low polarization dependent loss, and extremely high power handling capability.

ITF Labs' VP of Engineering, Nigel Holehouse stated, "This qualification proves that our designs are the most robust high-power fibre components for laser applications available on the market and creates a new standard on which the market can rely."

ITF Labs, along with its commercialization partner, Avensys Inc., will showcase these new products at the Photonics West Exhibition on January 22 - 24, 2008 in San Jose, CA. The exhibition is being held at the San Jose Convention Center and located at booth # 5114.

During the exhibit, ITF Labs will also be presenting four scientific articles and will participate in two poster sessions and two oral presentations covering the many aspects of fiber laser technology and aerospace communications, thus displaying its leadership in the area of optical components.

Photonics West attracts more than 17,000 attendees from 50 different countries and is the most important North American exhibition on optics, lasers, biomedical optics, optoelectronic components, and imaging technologies.

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